Program for Spring 2020

Abstracts will usually be available a week before the seminar.

Seminar streams and feedback will now only be available via Sakai (note on gaining access).

January 15, 2020 - Kirsten Studer; PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
Discussion and Presentation of Ideas from Students on the Future of this Required Course
Focus area: Round table input from students .
Introduction by Dr. Howard Weinberg, Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

January 22, 2020 - Dr. Aaron Salzberg; Director, Water Institute; Don & Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
"Damned if You Do and Dammed if You Don’t – A Story of Politics, Water, and Denial (or was it the Nile)"
Focus area: Water, Sanitation, and Health.
Introduction by Dr. Michael Fisher, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

January 29, 2020 - Matthew Price; PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
"Studying the Impacts of Stormwater-Driven Fecal Contamination Dynamics in a Complex, Tidally-Influenced Recreational Receiving Water system"
Focus area: Water Quality.
Introduction by Dr. Rachel Noble; Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

February 05, 2020 - Darcy Anderson; PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
"What Does Clean Care cost? Development and Application of a Model to Cost Environmental Health Services in Healthcare Facilities"
Focus area: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.
Introduction by Ryan Cronk; Post-Doc Research Associate, Water Institute; Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

February 12, 2020 - Calvin Arter; PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
"Strategies for Cleaner Air: Quantifying the Impact of Transportation Sector Emissions on Regional Air Quality"
Focus area: Air Quality Monitoring.
Introduction by Dr. Sarav Arunachalam; Adjunt Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

February 19, 2020 - Yufei Su; PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
"Power System’s Evolving RIsKs And Challenges: Shocking Tales of Electricity Grid Transition and a Hunted Utility"
Focus area: Environmental Financial Risk.
Introduction by Dr. Greg Characklis, Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Director, Center On Financial Risk In Environmental Systems.

February 26, 2020 - Azin Eftekhari; PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
"Improving Prediction of Transdermal Uptake of Semi-Volatile Organic Chemicals from Consumer Products"
Focus area: Environmental Exposure.
Introduction by Dr. Glenn Morrison, Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

March 04, 2020 - Laura Taylor; PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
"The Risk of Painting: the Impact of Genetics on Isocyanate Biomarkers and Occupational Asthma"
Focus area: Occupational Exposure.
Introduction by Dr. Leena Nylander-French, Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Director, NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center.

March 11, 2020 - Spring Break - No Seminar

March 18, 2020 - Crystal Lee Pow Jackson; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
""Well" Here We Are; How I Became a Water Wizard"
Focus area: Professional Opportunities in State Government.
Introduction by Dr. Courtney Woods, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering; MPH Program Director, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

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